Israeli Settler Shoots, Injures Palestinian Shepherd near Nablus

Illegal Israeli colonists, on Wednesday, shot and injured a Palestinian shepherd near Madama village, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Local official monitoring settlement activities, Ghassan Daghlas, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that settlers from the Yitzhar settlement, shot and injured a Palestinian man, identified as Mamoun Nassar, 40, while he grazed his livestock in the field.

Michael Lynk, United Nations (UN) special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), spoke last week in a session of the UN Human Rights Council, stating that Israeli settlements amount to a war crime, Reuters reports.

Lynk confirmed that Israeli settlements meet the definition of a war crime under the Rome Statute, violating the ban on the occupying power transferring part of its civilian population into an occupied territory.

(Source / 15.07.2021)

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